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  • Chinese New Year Light-Up Tour + DUCKtours

    by Big Bus Tours / Singapore DUCKtours

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    Two ways to enjoy Singapore this festive season! Take a ride on the Original Wacky DUCK, then soak in the festive mood with the annual Chinese New Year Light-Up tour.

    • DUCKtours – Splash into the Marina Bay and sail by Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park.
    • Waddle up onto dry land and drive through the Singapore Flyer, Civic District and the world’s largest fountain.
    • Take in an auspicious Chinese New Year street light-up in Chinatown
    • Open top-deck makes touring fun + panoramic view!

    Suntec Convention Centre
    Chinese New Year Tour: Approx. 45mins (from 01 - 14 Feb: daily 7:30pm) / DUCK: 60 mins (Daily hourly departures 10:00-18:00)


    Welcome the Lunar New Year with a splash into Marina Bay onboard the amphibious DUCK, then join the Chinese New Year Light-Up Tour for some festive lights gazing!

    What You Can Expect

    Chinese New Year Light-Up Tour

    Celebrate Chinese New Year in style! From February 1 to 14, the Chinese New Year Light-Up Tour will depart nightly from the BIG BUS & DUCK Tourist Hub at Suntec City.

    Hop on to the fun Big Bus open-top double-decker bus and cruise past iconic landmarks like the Esplanade, Marina Bay, Clifford Pier and Lau Pa Sat, before heading down to Chinatown for the light up. Take a breezy drive down South Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street and capture the beauty of dazzling handmade lanterns and sculptures down South Bridge Road.

    What's more, you can choose to end the tour at Chinatown and go for a spot of shopping at the Chinatown street bazaar. Expect to see traditional festive goodies, spring flowers, and ‘deng long’ (traditional paper lanterns). If shopping isn't your thing, you can stay on board and enjoy a breezy drive through past the National Gallery back to Suntec City but not before you take 3 auspicious loops around the Fountain of Wealth for good luck.

    Go for a spot of shopping at the Chinatown street bazaar.

    Or stay on board and take 3 auspicious loops around the Fountain of Wealth.

    The Original Singapore DUCKtours

    Climb aboard a refurbished Vietnam War amphibious vehicle for a unique tour of Singapore. Depart from Suntec City, and start your land and water adventure with a big splash into the Marina Bay!

    Cruise along Marina Bay, where you can admire views of the bustling urban city's skyline and marvel at Singapore's most iconic landmark—the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, the Esplanade Theatre and the towering Merlion.

    Your journey continues as you waddle back onto land and drive past the Singapore Flyer and into the Civic District. There you’ll see the steps of the Old Supreme Court where the British surrendered to the Imperial Japanese army during WWII, and the War Memorial Park, a tribute to those who gave their lives during WWII's Japanese occupation.

    End the tour with a loop around the world’s largest water fountain at Suntec City, named the Fountain of Wealth, for good luck!

    Tour Highlights

    On the Chinese New Year Light-Up tour you will see:

    • Suntec
    • Esplanade
    • Marina Bay
    • Clifford Pier
    • Lau Pa Sat
    • South Bridge Road
    • Eu Tong Sen Street
    • Optional Dropoff: Chinatown Street Bazaar
    • National Gallery

    On the DUCKtours you will see:

    • Splashing into the Marina Bay!
    • Gardens by the Bay – sail by the waterfront to catch a view of the super trees and twin conservatories
    • Marina Bay Sands – catch another view of the iconic building from inside the marina bay waters
    • Merlion Park – perfect position in the water for some selfies or wefies
    • Esplanade Theatre – come up close to the thorny roof of the famous “Durian” look-alike theatre and concert hall
    • Singapore Flyer – marvel at the observation wheel on land and sea
    • Waddle up on to dry land!
    • Civic District – drive through the Civic District, see the Old Supreme Court, the Cenotaph war memorial and the historic Padang.

    What's Included

    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Fun facilitator on board for Chinese New Year Light-Up Tour.
    • “Live” Tour Guide for DUCKtour.
    • Complimentary 1-way transfer from over 40 city bus stops to BIG BUS & DUCK Tourist Hub where your tour begins. Click here for a list of bus stops and timings.

    Know Before You Go

    Tours departs at the following timings:

    HiPPO Chinese New Year Light-Up Tour

    • February 1st - 14th: 7:30pm
    • Duration: Approximately 45 mins, depending on local traffic conditions


    • Hourly departures from Suntec City from 10am to 6pm, daily (conducted in English). Mandarin guide is available at the 4:30pm tour departure.

    Additional information:

    HiPPO Chinese New Year Light-Up Tour

    • Adults and children (2-12 years old) pay the same rate. Free entry for infants 0 - 24 months old
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible on lower deck of HiPPObus
    • Tour returns to departure point
    • Strictly no refunds. We reserve the right to reschedule guests on a different tour slot if the HiPPO Christmas Orchard Light-Up Tour is fully booked or rescheduled due to weather conditions.


    • DUCKtours is not wheelchair accessible.
    • DUCKtours is a rain or shine program, do bring along an umbrella or poncho in event of rain
    • Infants below 2 years old are chargeable at $13.00.

    Check-in Information
    • Guests are to check-in 30 minutes prior to tour timing
    • Simply present your e-Ticket to staff for exchange of tickets.

    Check-in Location
    • BIG BUS & DUCK Tourist Hub, Suntec City Convention Centre #01-330
    • Our counter will be open until 30 mins before the tour departure time for the festive light-up tour.
    • How to get there
      • Taxi Drop-off Point: Suntec City Convention Centre Taxi Stand C25, outside H&M
      • Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade MRT (CC) Exit A
      • Public Bus Stop 02151: 36, 70M, 111, 133, 133A, 162M, 97, 106, 700A, 857, 502, 518
      • Complimentary 1-way transfer: Present your e-Ticket to our bus captains when you board our Big Bus open-top double-decker bus to enjoy a transfer from over 40 city bus stops to BIG BUS & DUCK Tourist Hub.

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